Swiss handball association

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Swiss Handball Association (SHV),
Fédération Suisse de Handball
Federazione Svizzera di Pallamano
Logo of the Swiss Handball Federation (SHV)
founding 7th December 1974
Place of foundation Bern
IHF membership 1946
EHF accession 1991
President Ulrich Rubeli
National teams Men
Clubs (approx.) 229 (as of 2017)
Seat Olten SO, SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland 
Logo from around Feb. 2003 to around July 2013
Logo until approx. Feb. 2003

The Swiss Handball Federation (Fédération Suisse de Handball, Swiss Handball Federation) is the professional association for handball in Switzerland . The seat and the office are in Olten SO. The SHV emerged from the handball committee .


The presidents since the foundation of the Swiss Handball Federation (SHV):

  • Bruno Freivogel (1974–1987)
  • Martin Keller (1987-1992)
  • Michael Funk (1992–1999)
  • Erich Thoma (1999-2000)
  • Willy Tobler (2001-2007)
  • Ulrich Rubeli (since 2007)


  • Promotion in the areas of competitive, young and popular sports, maintenance of the reputation and recognition of the sport externally and sociability, camaraderie and fairness among the members.
  • Organization of training and further education courses and implementation of championships in competitive, young and popular sports.


Indoor handball Field handball
1st international match 1949 against Finland (7: 4) 1st international match 1935 against Germany (6:14)
1st national champion Grasshoper Club Zurich (1950) 1st national champion TV abstinence from Basel (1924)
1st national champion (women) LC Brühl St. Gallen (1970)
successes Medal wins
World Championship 4th place ( 1954 , 1993 ) World Championship 2 × silver ( 1938 , 1955 )

3x bronze ( 1948 , 1952 , 1963 )

Olympia 7th place ( 1984 )

8th place ( 1980 , 1996 )

Olympia 1 × bronze ( 1936 )

Organization and structure

The SHV has been organizing all match operations in Switzerland since the 2016/17 season.

Up until the 2016/17 season, games were organized by the regional associations. The Swiss Handball League organized the NLA and NLB games , the Swiss Premium League organized the SPL1 and SPL2 and the SHV organized the 1st league and the national junior categories .

Regional associations
Canton / region Association Abbreviation
Aargau Regional handball association Aargau Plus AG +
Region [Cantons of Bern, Friborg (d), Jura, Neuchâtel, Solothurn, Wallis (d)] Handball regional association Bern-Jura BeJu
Central Switzerland Central Swiss handball association IHV
Northwestern Switzerland Handball regional association Northwestern Switzerland NWS
Eastern Switzerland Handball Regional Association East EAST
French-speaking Switzerland Association Régionale de Handball Romandie ROME
Zurich Zurich handball association ZHV

League system


Logo of the Swiss Handball League

The two highest leagues in Switzerland are as Swiss Handball League  out


SPAR Premium League logo

The two highest leagues in Switzerland are as Spar Premium League  out logo

All national league A and SPAR Premium League 1 games are streamed on the SHV's streaming portal, unless they are broadcast by a television station.

The National League B must record their home games and upload them to the platform within 48 hours.

Games of the Cup with an NLA or SPL1 home team must be streamed live and those with an NLB team must be recorded.

For all other leagues, streaming is voluntary.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Sports information Si : Finally a national handball association. In: Freiburger Nachrichten . Freiburger Nachrichten AG, December 5, 1974, p. 11 , accessed on June 16, 2019 .
  2. a b Nadja Stefan & Beni Keller: The history of Swiss handball: from 1960 to today . In: ETH Zurich (ed.): The history of Swiss handball . tape 3 . Zurich 1994, 00100002724033 , p. 3 .
  3. ^ IHF Portal: Swiss Handball Federation. Retrieved October 19, 2017 (American English).
  4. SHV Articles of Association. (PDF) Retrieved October 19, 2017 .
  5. Handball Switzerland news archive. In: Retrieved October 19, 2017 .
  6. Live streaming / game video :. (PDF; 967 KB) In: Competition regulations of the Swiss Handball Federation from 22.09.2018. Swiss Handball Association, September 22, 2018, p. 47 , accessed on April 10, 2019 .